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North Philadelphia: Infrastructure of The Internet Highlights Digital Divide

North Philadelphia: Infrastructure of The Internet Highlights Digital Divide

Just a few feet beneath every Philadelphian exists a web of veins responsible for carrying precious information, like the oxygen carried by our blood, to and from the city.  Just as oxygen is needed by our brains to function, information, best characterized as communications, are needed by Philadelphia’s residents, government and businesses. Unlike the mast […]

 

Technically Philly: The Passion Behind EvoXLabs

Technically Philly: The Passion Behind EvoXLabs

After suffering from a spinal cord injury as result of a car accident in 2013, Ather Sharif began his Spinal Cord Injury Blog soon after to motivate people in a similar situation to move forward. Sharif, a web developer for nearly 10 years, said he learned more about the things that limit those with disabilities […]

 

Technically Philly: DroneCast, The Flying Advertising Company That’s Shaking Things Up

Technically Philly: DroneCast, The Flying Advertising Company That’s Shaking Things Up

For 19-year-old Raj Singh, disrupting the norms of advertising is the name of the game. Singh, whose first name is really GauravJit but goes by Raj, came up with the disruption when he had the idea to attach a banner advertisement to unmanned aircraft systems. He calls it DroneCast. “When we first started my biggest fear […]

 

Technology: Why These Penn Kids Dropped Out to Build a Social Networking App

Technology: Why These Penn Kids Dropped Out to Build a Social Networking App

Four University of Pennsylvania students took the year off to promote their mobile application. Michael Powell, Matt Wojcieszek, Adam Elkassas and Arjun Raj Jain all have taken the year off to launch their app, Down to Chill. “Down to Chill simply put is a way to see when your friends are free and a way […]

 

Technically Philly: PHMC Relocates to Improve Productivity

Technically Philly: PHMC Relocates to Improve Productivity

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a non-profit organization that helps provide health resources to the public. We spoke with PHMC president and CEO Richard Cohen (above, left) and PHMC CIO Mike McCain (right) about relocating their headquarters to 1500 Market Street. How has the company changed since it started? RC: I came here in 1980 […]

 

Technical.ly Philly: Students Launch Startups at The Radian Apartments

Technical.ly Philly: Students Launch Startups at The Radian Apartments

Students at the helm of three startups passed on office space in favor of working from home this past year in The Radian Apartments at 39th and Walnut streets. Their motivation, they said, was the close proximity to other young entrepreneurs. Escalate: What started in 2011 as an online magazine run by three then-high schoolers is evolving into a […]

 

Technically Philly: Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology Hosts STEM Programs

Technically Philly: Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology Hosts STEM Programs

On any given day, students at the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology may film and edit short documentaries, design the interior of a home online or, as Keisha Whatley’s 12-year-old son did recently, learn how to assemble a submarine as a part of April’s Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge. “He loves science and technology, so […]

 

Technically Philly: PACT Evolves After Merger

Technically Philly: PACT Evolves After Merger

The product of a 2010 merger between two of the region’s oldest business associations, the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies has an extensive history at a young age. The organization aims to strengthen the area’s tech community by connecting entrepreneurs with investors, large enterprises and universities – the same goal its predecessors, the […]

 

Technically Philly: Five Places Where Tech is Happening

Technically Philly: Five Places Where Tech is Happening

Although Philly’s tech culture has a presence throughout the city, its knack for creating communities in certain spaces is evident. So whether it’s in a high-rise office building or amid a backdrop of historic military ships, these places are full of the city’s most innovative companies. Navy Yard This naval shipyard-turned industrial complex in South Philly is a sprawling park of […]

 

Center City: Curalate Pictures Bright Future in Philadelphia

Center City: Curalate Pictures Bright Future in Philadelphia

Apu Gupta didn’t specifically want to start a company in Philadelphia. It just happened that way. In May 2012, after unsuccessfully attempting to start a business that rented out people’s spare storage space, Gupta and his business partner, Nick Shiftan, came up with the idea to start Curalate, a business that helps other businesses promote […]

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